21 April 2009

Sylvia Plath Books and an Event

Here is a little list of new/updated Sylvia Plath related things!

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill currently has an exhibit going called JOYCEAN GENEROSITY, JOYCEAN BOOKS. There are a number of Plath items featured in this exhibit. They are:

'Among the Narcissi'. Ashington, Eng.: Mid Northumberberland Arts Group, 1971. First separate edition.

Lyonesse. London: Rainbow Press, 1971. Number 95 of 100.

The Colossus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962. Author's presentation copy to Alfred Young Fisher.

The Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices. London: Oficyna Stanislawa Gliwy, 1968. Setting copy and proofs for second edition.

Thanks to April Brewer for the list of specific Plath items.

For more information:
On exhibit April 17 - June 30, 2009
Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room | Wilson Special Collections Library
Free and open to the public | Exhibit information: (919) 962-1143 or rbcref@email.unc.edu

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Published recently:
Connie Ann Kirk's Sylvia Plath (Prometheus Books).

Published today, 21 April:
Frieda Hughes' Stonepicker and The Book of Mirrors: Poems (Harper Perennial).

Soon to be published:
The Bell Jar (Faber, 7 May 2009)
Sylvia Plath: Poems selected by Ted Hughes (Faber, 7 May 2009)
The above titles are being published as part of Faber 80th anniversary.

Published later this year (we hope):
Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study by Luke Ferretter (Edinburgh University Press - UK: 15 July 2009/Columbia University Press - US: 15 May 2009)
The Bell Jar (Harper Perennial, 3 November 2009)
Plath Profiles 2 (ca. August 10, 2009)


Laurie said...

I'm surprised to see a new book here by Frieda.
I'm assuming it is a re-do of the original "Stonepicker" with a new "Book of Mirrors" included?

Maybe I'm misreading what is going on. I'll know soon enough when my copy arrives from the amazon...Or if someone can fill me in.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Laurie, yes, I think it's Stonepicker (the book) and the new book - all in one book. Stonepicker, I don't think, was ever published in the US. I might be wrong. I'm just a bit confused as to why it's published first in the US and not the UK.

In the UK, The Book of Mirrors will be published on 10 October.

Laurie said...

Ahh. I was going to mention I saw an October publication date for 'Mirrors' but was confused enough already. Thanks for clearing that up without prompt!

Laurie said...

My book showed up today. Looks like it came from the real Amazon, beat up as it is...but anyways, a quick thumb through, found a Notes section in the back explaining some pieces that is interesting in itself. And it has an especially lovely picture of Frieda.

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